Title IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES.
Publisher Arms and Armour, London, 1996.
Seller ID 24074
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854093142 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(O)n the battlefield unlikely success will occasionally come from a daring counter-attack, a small force charge against large forces, unexpec ted storming of apparently secure positions. In the ten examples in this volume (the author) takes the reader from the Peninsular War of 1811 to Vietnam in 1967, via colonial action and events from the World Wars." Includes: Albuera Counter - A t t a c k ; Battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane; Reliefs of Lucknow; Taking of theTaku Forts; Dargai; Storming of San Juan Ridge; Charges at Beersheba and Huj, Palestine; US Rangers at the Pointe du Hoe and Omaha Beach, D-Day; Struggle for Hill 1 12 ; Ng ok K om Leat and Hill 875 - South Vietnam. "The accounts portray the natural drama of warfare whilst incorporating all the detail required for a study of the strategies and tactics deployed." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. D ust ja ck et has mi nor edge wrinkling, small tear (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, creasing at top of spine. Near Fine/Very good